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Neither my husband or I are interested in gardening, so when looking for a house, we wanted a small low maintenance garden. However my friend is a very keen gardener and wouldn't move anywhere without a large South facing garden. What about you?

beccatavender
2 months ago
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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

I'm not a gardener, so not bothered about it from that aspect. I have a toddler and a dog so for us a garden is essential, but I want something that is low maintenance. Our current garden has grass and decking out the back and mono blocks out the front, so easy to maintain. When looking for a house I am more interested in the inside of the house but I would still expect the garden to look tidy.

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

If have kids south facing garden gets so hot with no shade we cant use ours in day because of ir being south facing

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 months ago

But living in Wales the sun would only bother you 1 or 2 days of the year as it rains the rest of the time !?

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

Golfforall true but lockdown this year was one of best summers we had and stuck indoors.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Get yourself a big gazebo Ann. When my grandson was small we used to build huge tents with old sheets over the washing lines, peg back an entrance, sling an old duvet on the ground with cushions and kids will feel like they are in an Arabian oasis. We used to freeze loads of squash and have one of my coffee tables in it so we could eat lunch, play on tablets/laptop, scrabble etc. When it got too hot we would load the water pistols and chase each other around the tent dashing in and out of the sheets!

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

Lynibis we going to get it landscaped hopefully and have garden room made so kids can use as chill out with friends all year round I know where they are then

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Ann1984 nice idea, but mine was cheaper lol. But then grandson didn't live here so was just a bit of fun when I looked after him.

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

Lynibis I hate the idea of not knowing where they are when out we got a nice blank canvas to work with.

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lynneh
lynneh2 months ago

A garden would be nice for options of washing and bbq. Not together at same time obvs 🤪. I don’t have one currently but plant pots galore on my balcony and it’s a nice feel to have. Especially climbers. And great for getting a washing Aired on clothes horse.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 months ago

A garden gives a homeowner a variety of uses. It can be for agriculture, just hanging around with friends and family, or sports.

Plus, with it you don't need to be stuck at home if you must (folks who live in apartments don't get to own a garden, a shared one maybe).

Oh yeah, with your own garden you can also add a shed (something that'll last, not flimsy junk).

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock2 months ago

A garden has always been a must for me. Growing flowers and veg gives me a real kick. It is also a great place to watch birds and other wildlife. We also have a pond and I love watching the antics of the frogs.

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hspexy
hspexy1 month ago

I’d like a garden as it usually adds value to the house, mainly as it’ll be easier to sell on. And I like hanging my washing outdoors

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

When we moved garden was up there on list but we made it low maintenance

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fatimacash
fatimacash1 month ago

Very important because I love plants and for my fur baby

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